A group of Japanese researchers at the University of Tsukuba have created palpable holograms. That’s right, interactive holograms with haptic feedback that you can feel – the stuff of science fiction is now a reality. Mind blown yet?

I could try to explain the science behind the creation but the embedded video abovr does a much better job than I ever could. I can tell you that it uses a femtosecond laser that’s safe to the touch.

Their work was recently submitted to the Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques for inclusion in their annual conference later this summer.

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